On this day in history, the former East Turkistan Republic ( also known as the second East Turkistan Republic) which existed from November 12, 1944 until the Chinese Communist invasion and occupation of East Turkistan on December 22, 1949, reaffirmed its opposition to Chinese rule in East Turkistan.
On February 24, 1945, the Government Council of the East Turkistan Republic announced Resolution No. 24, which declared:
“The most important objective of the revolution for the liberation of East Turkistan is to overthrow the brutal rule of the Han Chinese, exterminate the savage Nationalist (Republic of China) armies, and achieve the wish that our people have cherished for centuries: driving out the Han colonizers, and establishing a strong and prosperous state that cares for the people, with true equality for all ethnicities.”
Following the footsteps of our predecessors, the East Turkistan Government in Exile is fully committed to end Chinese occupation and colonization of East Turkistan and restoring East Turkistan’s independence as democratic, pluralistic, secular Republic that guarantees human rights, equality, and freedom for all peoples.